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July 15, 2011, 01:45:27 AM
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Well guys, it breaks my poor digital heart, but TAABL has been aching and moaning for some time now, from sheer lack of attention from both myself and the site users. I really have no choice but to take it down.

This means I need everyone to go and grab their coins there so I can take the server out of its misery. A side effect of the Anonymous part is that I have no way of contacting the users, other than here on the Forum. There isn't all that much there, but I would hate to see the site hacked and stolen, so please do withdraw what you have.

This is not the end of the lottery, no... there are plans and there are projects and there are paradigm shifts (how very web 2.0 Smiley ) but for the time being there are many more lottery sites on the bitcoin ecosystem for you to waste your hard mined bitcoins at.

I'm planning of taking the server offline on August 15, so why are you still reading this? go to TAABL now Wink
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July 15, 2011, 10:04:28 AM
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bump to keep it in the news / recently updated threads.

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
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July 15, 2011, 04:51:38 PM
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Thanks for the bump, I'll try to do the same every day or as close as I can to that.
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July 15, 2011, 06:04:37 PM
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i think every 12h would do the nice balance between forum spam and an honest attempt to warn users.
maybe bitcoin media where you previously advertised might reach some more people.

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July 15, 2011, 06:17:06 PM
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Thread title = library?   Huh
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July 15, 2011, 06:31:12 PM
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Thread title = library?   Huh

Oops Smiley Yeah, I use many libraries when coding, some words just kind of stick out. Thanks for spotting that!
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July 15, 2011, 06:33:39 PM
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i think every 12h would do the nice balance between forum spam and an honest attempt to warn users.
maybe bitcoin media where you previously advertised might reach some more people.

Well, I have only ever advertised here. Anyway I'll be sure to push harder when closer to the shutdown time, but for now I'll try to avoid over spamming.
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July 15, 2011, 06:34:26 PM
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Why not ask a moderator to sticky the thread until the site goes down?

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July 15, 2011, 06:37:40 PM
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Why not ask a moderator to sticky the thread until the site goes down?

Yeah, I have done that earlier, thanks. I don't think that's needed yet, but certainly for the last week it would be great.
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July 16, 2011, 11:53:56 AM
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I haven't taken part in TAABL, but to me it looked like the lottery could have been called "Going Down", or maybe the fees were going down. You could edit the title to be more alarmist, like "The Amazing Anonymous Bitcoin Lottery is SHUTTING DOWN, withdraw your funds!"

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July 17, 2011, 01:08:13 AM
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You could edit the title to be more alarmist, like "The Amazing Anonymous Bitcoin Lottery is SHUTTING DOWN, withdraw your funds!"

Really? I know English is not my first language, but I do like my title Smiley Anyone else feels this way?

Also; *bump*
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July 17, 2011, 01:33:36 AM
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You could edit the title to be more alarmist, like "The Amazing Anonymous Bitcoin Lottery is SHUTTING DOWN, withdraw your funds!"

Really? I know English is not my first language, but I do like my title Smiley Anyone else feels this way?

Also; *bump*

lmao

PS: O título é óptimo Wink

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July 18, 2011, 01:16:19 PM
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Time for another *bump*...
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July 18, 2011, 03:22:49 PM
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I haven't taken part in TAABL, but to me it looked like the lottery could have been called "Going Down", or maybe the fees were going down. You could edit the title to be more alarmist, like "The Amazing Anonymous Bitcoin Lottery is SHUTTING DOWN, withdraw your funds!"
Yeah, I also got the impression that Going Down was the title of the lottery, that it was some kind of new twist or something. But I guess anyone participating would know what the thread is about anyway.
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July 18, 2011, 11:58:56 PM
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Still plenty of time, but the clock is ticking...
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July 21, 2011, 02:52:16 AM
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*bump*
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July 22, 2011, 01:14:43 PM
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*bump* again. I may not be around this coming week, so next bump might be in August Sad
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August 01, 2011, 04:39:16 PM
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*b b b bump* again.
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August 03, 2011, 02:06:41 PM
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tick, tock, tick, tock...
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August 06, 2011, 10:43:27 PM
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9 days to go.
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August 08, 2011, 04:06:00 AM
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Less than 8 days left
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August 09, 2011, 04:12:58 PM
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6 days to go...
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August 10, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
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5...
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August 11, 2011, 02:04:47 PM
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and four days left...
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August 12, 2011, 09:22:56 PM
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So Monday is the day I advertised the lottery site is going offline. I'll probably do it on Tuesday to avoid any timezone issues. After that happens I will still be able to refund any coins there, but it will be much harder to verify user identities, so if you haven't done so already, please collect what's yours asap.
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August 13, 2011, 11:05:44 AM
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*bump* two days to go
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August 15, 2011, 12:08:58 AM
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Tomorrow's your last chance...
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August 15, 2011, 02:01:33 PM
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Last day today, if you haven't done so already go to taabl.datlatec.com and withdraw any coins you might still have there. The server is going offline first thing tomorrow.
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August 16, 2015, 10:57:05 PM
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It's going down for real??

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August 17, 2015, 04:33:14 PM
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It's going down for real??

Talk about a necrobump Smiley

It did go down for real, back in 2011, but came back with a slightly different set of rules. Now, many updates later, it has become all but abandoned, despite my poor attempts at getting people interested again.

As such this historic service, the first ever automated bitcoin lottery, will likely go down soon. But it had a good run Smiley
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August 25, 2015, 11:03:56 AM
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Wow, this website is ancient. Keep it up, don't take it down! If you rebrand this into a sort of jackpot website, it would be great.
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August 25, 2015, 11:09:50 AM
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Wow, this website is ancient. Keep it up, don't take it down! If you rebrand this into a sort of jackpot website, it would be great.

It has undergone a healthy number of updates and rule changes across the years, and, time permitting, I'm always available to make it better. The thing is there's a real effort in keeping this thing working, and if it get abandoned by users it is just wasted time. When it first started there was quite a bit of volume to it, of course, but then came competition, lots and lots and lots of it and even if I think I did it better than others, these others are *much* better than me at PR and publicity (I suck there), so as new users came and gone, taabl was all but forgotten.

I may try to put some effort in once more, we'll see Smiley What exactly do you mean "a sort of jackpot website"?
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